On-line Editorial Assistant III

Posted On: April 11, 2011

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Harvard University

Company Description


Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

Harvard Magazine seeks an energetic candidate with strong writing and analytical skills and demonstrated experience in online publishing and Web content production to manage editorial processes for production, maintenance, and marketing of its website. The magazine is an editorially independent, bimonthly magazine that keeps alumni connected to each other and their university by reporting on alumni affairs, Harvard's challenges and opportunities, and the intellectual life of the University. We are a small staff, open to creative ideas and eager to make our website more dynamic and provide a richer online experience for our readers.

The position's responsibilities include managing production of online issues of the magazine; managing production of multimedia Web Extra content that accompanies and complements the print issues; writing engaging copy for and overseeing production of e-mail newsletters and other promotional vehicles-and expanding the array of such vehicles; managing the magazine's social media presence; and performing website production and maintenance tasks. In addition to these production-oriented responsibilities, the successful candidate will also be responsible for reporting and writing stories, principally for online publication. The online editorial associate will need to think strategically, suggesting new ideas for connection and integration between print and Web products, and between the magazine's website and others. This is an entry-level position; the ideal candidate would have one or two years of experience, or relevant internships.

Basic Qualifications:

High School degree required with 2 years of experience, or relevant internships. Must have strong writing and editorial skills. Must have demonstrated experience working with web publishing and web content production. Applicants must submit three writing samples along with application.

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree preferred; demonstrated news judgment, news writing ability, ability to produce on deadline; strong knowledge of Web writing style; demonstrated proficiency in creating content and marketing language for websites and social media; experience at one or more websites or publications with an online presence; previous work with a Web content management system, and experience with multimedia production and social media in a work setting, are pluses but not requirements; familiarity with Harvard a plus; familiarity with universities or higher-education institutions and their alumni a plus. May be ocassional night and weekend work.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates may apply online at http://www.employment.harvard.edu/. Please refer to req # 23455BR.

To Apply

See job description for application instructions.